The wild game season is upon us, from now until February and we’re very excited about it.
Most of our game is sourced from the Mells Estate owned by Lord Oxford, as well as Barrow Farm Shoot, which is regarded as one of the best partridge shoots in the country, and Castlemead in Somerset.
At the moment the pheasants are looking really well as they enjoy the remnants of the year’s wheat and barley harvests. Pheasant makes for a particularly rich, intense meat, with a very earthy flavour, and will be available to buy in October. But if you want some game even sooner, partridge is already on the website (on special offer too!) and if you’re asking us, it’s a fantastic choice.
Partridge is great for maintaining a healthy lifestyle; it’s a very lean meat and an excellent source of protein and iron – in fact it typically contains about three times the amount of beef. And it’s flavour is brilliant too, very mellow and delicate providing a subtle introduction to those who aren’t so familiar with game meat.
Make sure you look out for Mallard too which will also be available to buy in October, and for more info on our wild game and the different seasons just click here.